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through the laundry. criminal charges are a whole other kettle of fish. the u.s. attorney in los angeles investigated lance armstrong for almost two years and suddenly weirdly dropped everything without explaining anything a year ago, and reporters yesterday had a shot at asking whether the whole oprah interview and the admission i'm a druggy changed anything, when it comes to how the feds look at their set of facts. here's what he said. take a look. >> we made a decision on that case i believe it's a little over a year ago. obviously we have been well aware of the statements that have been made by mr. armstrong and other media reports. that's not changed my view at this time. we will continue to look at the situation. but it hasn't changed our view as i stand here today. >> it hasn't changed our view as i stand here today. jeffrey toobin, that's one u.s. attorney based in southern california, do all of the u.s. attorney's all over the country work in concert? or might one u.s. attorney say on another coast be working on a whole different investigation that he might not know about? >> th
the nation's intelligence community had their hands on classified documents, the topic, when u.s. drones can legally kill americans overseas. president obama has agreed to the release only after caving in to the demands of congress. and today, in a senate confirmation hearing lawmakers will grill john brennan, obama's choice to lead the cia and also an architect of the drone program and a vocal supporter. >> we conduct targeted strikes because they are necessary to mitigate an actual ongoing threat to stop plots, prevent future attacks, and to save american lives. >> but it was the killing of an american citizen in yemen that raises all the questions. u.s. drones killed u.s.-born cleric anwar al awlaki, he was tied to the terrorist plots including the underwear bomber but never charged in u.s. court. iran claims it has unlocked the encrypted surveillance images from a spy plane drone. cnn cannot independently verify the authenticity video which is running on iranian state television and youtube. >> translator: this aircraft has had many flights in countries around iran and operations that ha
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with regard to both proceedings. >> reporter: which must have been tough for people in the u.s. or around the world listening. >> of course. >> reporter: tough for us even here. >> to summarize whatever has to be said as far as bail is concerned, there's no easy task but i think the chief magistrate nair did so decently. i think it was a well balanced argument and all in all i think it was fair. >> reporter: you said all along that oscar pistorius would get bail. was it necessary to drag this on in such a way? >> i don't think so. ultimately i stand by my initial comments to say the ultimate question before court was whether he will be able to stand trial ultimately and that's precisely what the magistrate determined that he's not a flight risk, not going to run away anywhere in the world and ultimately he will see his day in court. >> reporter: has all this been theater or thorough? >> i think it was a thorough judgment. i think also the magistrate made sure that, from an international perspective, everybody would be familiarize them with the nitty gritty and detail in south africa law w
seal who was claimed to be the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history. police say that this man, eddie ray routh shot and killed chris kyle and his friend at a shooting range in texas. routh is under suicide watch in jail, charged with two counts of murder. our joe johns is in stevenville, joe, some kind of disturbance involving the suspect overnight. tell us what happened there. >> reporter: it was a disturbance, michael. the short version is that jailers went into routh's cell, apparently to remove eating utensils, and the sheriff says he became aggressive with those jailers, he had to be daysed. they say he was put in a restraint chair, kept in that restraint chair overnight. however, we are told the jailers have been ordered to release him, if he agrees to work with them. he has been placed on suicide watch. he's in a cell by himself. and the sheriff says he would like to see some type of a psychiatric evaluation of the defendant. >> what's next in the case against him? does he have a lawyer, any plans in that regard? >> reporter: right. a couple lawyers, in fact. both who a
municipality, municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. back to the idea of the federal government bailing out detroit. such a thing is not unprecedented. mark binelli from "rolling stone" points out "when new york teetered on the brink of bankruptcy in the 1970s it was famously told in the headline of the daily news to "drop dead" but president gerald r. ford changed his mind and dumped out $2.3 billion in 1975 in federal loans. that was a lot of money. mark binelli is author of "detroit city: the place to be, the afterlife of an american metropol metropolis" and in detroit mark wolf. tom i want to start with you, the reason we're doing the story is because the state of michigan says detroit is on the verge of collapse. help us understand what's happening now. >> what's happened over the years is the city's lost two-thirds of its population and a lot of it's text based and it's put off the day of reckoning by continuing to borrow to pay obligations that it's promised over the years and finally the day of roeckoning hs come, liabilities up to 14 billion. there's no credible plan for how to pay
of snowfall. now it's making its way across the central u.s. ahead of it where the warm air is coming up from the south, wrapping around the low pressure, that's where we're looking at those two areas right around kansas and arkansas and missouri, that's where the ice is going to be the most intense. here's the water vapor, the storm system, a dry air drying to seep in. for kansas city the snow is heavy. but watch out, the big thunderstorms are triple threat. could see thunderstorms good evening the gulf coast and the southeast. christine. >> thanks, karen. let's go back to the los angeles strip. >>> we've been talking about the rolling gun battle. three fatales along one of the most well-known streets in the world, the strip. our affiliate joins. walk through what happened, you had a black range rover, a maserati, other cars caught in the cross fire. what happened? >> reporter: you mentioned that police said it was a rolling gun battle. that's what they told us when we arrived at 4:30 this morning. but that story has since changed. here's what we know. they say that right around 4:30 there w
an amicus brief, in support of striking down proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments on this next month as well as another case that challenges the defense of marriage act. two separate cases, similar issues. among those who have signed on to the brief, jon huntsman, meg whitman, richard hanna. joining us with their take, cnn legal analyst jeffrey toobin and john avlon. with the amicus brief, it's essentially what it sounds like, a friend of the court, paper saying what your opinion is hoping to sway the justices. how important are amicus briefs, how important might this one actually be? >> they can be important, but i have to tell you, i really disagree with the premise that this is a lot of people. there are almost 300 members of the house and senate who are republicans. they got two people, two obscure members of the house to sign. they have a very distantly failed presidential candidate. a failed gubernatorial candidate. the republican party is united and i don't think the brief makes a bit of difference. >> john, is it baby step
. he filed a lawsuit to be reinsta reinstated, a suit that was later dismissed after the u.s. supreme court said forcing the scouts to accept him would violate their first amendment freedom of association rights. good morning, james. >> good morning. >> as you listen to governor perry, what goes through your mind? >> i think there are always going to be different opinions out there. governor perry was never particularly sensitive on the issues of racism, and back to the camp episode from about 2 1/2 years, 2 years ago or so. i wouldn't look to him as a model of fairness and nondiscrimination. he's definitely entitled to his opinion. it was unfortunate he made the battleground, when he's talking to young people in the boy scouts. i believe that's when he made those comments. i prefer to direct my attention to the president of the united states, who's the honorary chief scout executive, who as you mentioned just yesterday, implored that the boy scouts should open their ranks to young gay children and allow them to feel equal and allow them to be respected for who they are. >> you heard
. sarah endo is in washington for us. how did this fire start? >> according to u.s. coast guard investigators, they have preliminarily determined the fire on board the carnival "triumph" was caused by a leak in a flexible hose that served as a fuel oil return line for the ship's number six engine generator. lieutenant commander theresa hatfield told reporters today, the fuel sprayed up and touched a hot surface, which started the fire. investigators say the crew did a good job in extinguishing the flames and so far have interviewed 21 passengers and crew members and are continuing their on-site investigation. they expect that to be wrapped up by the end of the week. now, the coast guard commander says they're also looking into why the ship was inoperable even though some of the backup systems were working. they anticipate it will be six months before everything is completed. and the bohemian maritime authority are the lead investigators on this case, since the ship is registered in the bahamas. >> did the country at the time, i know you covered this, you were up there in the hel
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